The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 552 551 523
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing SMTP 97 119 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.50% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 85 71
Median daily rate £420 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.35% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 96 £420 +12.00% 32
South East +14 31 £425 +21.42% 11
London -13 26 £413 +3.12% 11
North West +25 23 £423 -0.58% 4
Manchester +9 17 £413 -7.30% 3
Buckinghamshire +32 13 £525 +50.00%
Milton Keynes +21 11 £525 +50.00%
Berkshire +8 10 £343 -12.17% 2
Yorkshire +18 7 £316 -33.42% 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £316 - 1
Surrey +19 6 £425 +21.42%
Merseyside - 5 £461 -
Maidenhead - 5 £360 -
Liverpool - 5 £461 -
West Midlands -16 4 £250 - 2
Leeds - 4 £313 -
Birmingham - 4 £250 - 1
South West +17 3 - - 2
Wiltshire +15 3 - -
Reading +12 3 £313 -17.76% 2
Swindon +12 3 - -
City of London +7 2 £450 +15.38%
Hampshire +6 2 - - 4
Guildford +5 2 £425 +21.42%
Marlow - 2 £343 -
Camberley - 2 £425 -
East of England +11 1 £375 +44.23% 1
Cheshire +7 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +3 1 - -
South Yorkshire +1 1 - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 111 (54.68%) DNS
2 88 (43.35%) Windows
3 77 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 71 (34.98%) Microsoft
5 64 (31.53%) Linux
6 63 (31.03%) MS Exchange
7 60 (29.56%) DHCP
7 60 (29.56%) Unix
8 53 (26.11%) VMware
9 52 (25.62%) HTTP
10 49 (24.14%) FTP
11 48 (23.65%) SQL Server
11 48 (23.65%) TCP/IP
12 47 (23.15%) Internet
13 45 (22.17%) Cisco
14 44 (21.67%) Windows Server
15 43 (21.18%) Python
16 42 (20.69%) Firewall
17 40 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (19.21%) Sendmail
19 36 (17.73%) Security Cleared
20 35 (17.24%) Perl
21 33 (16.26%) PowerShell
22 32 (15.76%) CISSP
23 31 (15.27%) SSL
23 31 (15.27%) Red Hat
23 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
24 30 (14.78%) SSH
24 30 (14.78%) Citrix
24 30 (14.78%) Oracle

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 63 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 29 (14.29%) Apache
3 25 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (9.85%) Skype for Business
5 18 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (7.39%) SharePoint
8 13 (6.40%) IBM Notes
9 8 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (3.94%) IBM Domino
9 8 (3.94%) IIS
9 8 (3.94%) OpenStack
9 8 (3.94%) Tomcat
10 6 (2.96%) SAS
11 4 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.48%) CMS
12 3 (1.48%) JBoss
12 3 (1.48%) lighttpd
12 3 (1.48%) nginx
12 3 (1.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.36%) Office 365
2 17 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.48%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.99%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.99%) SaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (54.68%) DNS
2 60 (29.56%) DHCP
3 52 (25.62%) HTTP
4 49 (24.14%) FTP
5 48 (23.65%) TCP/IP
6 47 (23.15%) Internet
7 42 (20.69%) Firewall
8 31 (15.27%) SSL
9 30 (14.78%) SSH
10 28 (13.79%) SNMP
11 24 (11.82%) IPsec
12 23 (11.33%) LDAP
13 22 (10.84%) WAN
14 20 (9.85%) HTTPS
14 20 (9.85%) LAN
15 19 (9.36%) IMAP
16 17 (8.37%) BGP
17 16 (7.88%) VPN
18 14 (6.90%) SAN
19 13 (6.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (23.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (5.91%) MySQL
5 9 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.99%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.99%) Redis
7 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.49%) DB2
8 1 (0.49%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 14 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.46%) Subversion
4 4 (1.97%) Metasploit
4 4 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.97%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.99%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.99%) JIRA
6 2 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) Log4Net
7 1 (0.49%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 16 (7.88%) Finance
2 12 (5.91%) Banking
3 8 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.96%) Retail
5 5 (2.46%) Electronics
6 3 (1.48%) Law
7 2 (0.99%) Back Office
7 2 (0.99%) Billing
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (14.78%) Consultant
2 24 (11.82%) Administrator
3 16 (7.88%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (5.91%) Architect
5 12 (5.91%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.42%) Developer
6 11 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.42%) Security Advisor
7 10 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (4.93%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.94%) Information Assurance Leader
8 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 8 (3.94%) Migration Engineer
8 8 (3.94%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Security Consultant
9 7 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.96%) IP Engineer
10 6 (2.96%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.90%) Web Services
2 13 (6.40%) XML
3 11 (5.42%) CSS
3 11 (5.42%) HTML
4 10 (4.93%) LAMP
4 10 (4.93%) SOAP
5 8 (3.94%) LAPP Stack
5 8 (3.94%) Middleware
5 8 (3.94%) SAML
6 6 (2.96%) Laravel
6 6 (2.96%) WAP
7 5 (2.46%) .NET
8 4 (1.97%) Django
8 4 (1.97%) ELK Stack
8 4 (1.97%) jQuery
8 4 (1.97%) Regular Expression
9 3 (1.48%) 802.1X
9 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.48%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (1.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) CESG
2 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
3 21 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 21 (10.34%) Cryptography
4 18 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.39%) Clustering
6 14 (6.90%) PKI
7 13 (6.40%) Management Information System
8 11 (5.42%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.46%) Replication
11 4 (1.97%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (1.48%) NHS
12 3 (1.48%) Telematics
12 3 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.99%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 88 (43.35%) Windows
2 64 (31.53%) Linux
3 60 (29.56%) Unix
4 44 (21.67%) Windows Server
5 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (9.85%) Windows Vista
8 16 (7.88%) Debian
8 16 (7.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (6.90%) CentOS
9 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (6.90%) Ubuntu
10 11 (5.42%) Solaris
11 10 (4.93%) Android
12 9 (4.43%) SUSE
13 4 (1.97%) AIX
13 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.79%) Migration
2 22 (10.84%) DevOps
3 21 (10.34%) Information Assurance
3 21 (10.34%) ITIL
4 20 (9.85%) High Availability
4 20 (9.85%) Open Source
4 20 (9.85%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (8.37%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (8.37%) OWASP
5 17 (8.37%) Patch Management
5 17 (8.37%) Risk Management
6 16 (7.88%) Ethical Hacking
6 16 (7.88%) Risk Assessment
7 15 (7.39%) Fuzz Testing
7 15 (7.39%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 14 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.40%) ISMS
9 13 (6.40%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 12 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (5.91%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.18%) Python
2 35 (17.24%) Perl
3 33 (16.26%) PowerShell
4 23 (11.33%) Bash Shell
5 21 (10.34%) PHP
6 20 (9.85%) SQL
7 15 (7.39%) C
8 13 (6.40%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.91%) Shell Script
10 11 (5.42%) C++
10 11 (5.42%) VB
11 10 (4.93%) Java
12 9 (4.43%) C#
13 6 (2.96%) Korn
13 6 (2.96%) Ruby
14 3 (1.48%) Delphi
15 1 (0.49%) Fortran
15 1 (0.49%) Jython
15 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.49%) REXX
Qualifications
1 36 (17.73%) Security Cleared
2 32 (15.76%) CISSP
3 29 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 21 (10.34%) CESG Certified Professional
5 19 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (8.37%) CEH
7 16 (7.88%) CCNP
8 11 (5.42%) Degree
9 7 (3.45%) CCNA
10 6 (2.96%) CCSA
10 6 (2.96%) CCSE
11 4 (1.97%) CCIE
11 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.48%) AWS Certification
12 3 (1.48%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.48%) MCSE
12 3 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.99%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.39%) RMADS
2 8 (3.94%) SLA
3 6 (2.96%) COBIT
4 3 (1.48%) HL7
5 1 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 77 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 40 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (19.21%) Sendmail
4 13 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.93%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.94%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.94%) NFS
7 8 (3.94%) Squid
8 6 (2.96%) Dovecot
8 6 (2.96%) iptables
8 6 (2.96%) KVM
8 6 (2.96%) ProxySG
9 5 (2.46%) vSphere
10 4 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (1.48%) Docker
11 3 (1.48%) Postfix
12 2 (0.99%) Ceph
12 2 (0.99%) Firmware
13 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (12.81%) Puppet
2 18 (8.87%) Nagios
3 13 (6.40%) WSUS
4 12 (5.91%) NetBackup
5 11 (5.42%) Cacti
6 9 (4.43%) SCCM
7 8 (3.94%) AirWatch
7 8 (3.94%) HAProxy
7 8 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (3.94%) SCOM
8 6 (2.96%) Ansible
8 6 (2.96%) FortiGate
8 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.46%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (2.46%) OpenNebula
9 5 (2.46%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (1.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (34.98%) Microsoft
2 53 (26.11%) VMware
3 45 (22.17%) Cisco
4 31 (15.27%) Red Hat
5 30 (14.78%) Citrix
5 30 (14.78%) Oracle
6 24 (11.82%) HP
7 21 (10.34%) Symantec
8 15 (7.39%) Lotus
9 13 (6.40%) Dell
10 11 (5.42%) Brocade
11 10 (4.93%) MobileIron
12 9 (4.43%) Blue Coat
12 9 (4.43%) IronPort
13 8 (3.94%) F5
13 8 (3.94%) Juniper
13 8 (3.94%) Proofpoint
14 7 (3.45%) arcserve
14 7 (3.45%) CheckPoint
15 6 (2.96%) CA
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